Apple’s previous-gen iPhone 6s outsold Samsung’s new flagship models last year

IHS Markit launched its latest data proper now evaluating shipments of 350 smartphones by model remaining yr, and inside finds that iPhone 6s topped the guidelines as probably the most well-liked, beating out newer iPhone 7 and 7 Plus fashions and the entire Android models obtainable available on the market.

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Whereas iPhone 6s is accessible in on excessive in response to the knowledge adopted by iPhone 7, 7 Plus, and 6s Plus, IHS notes that iPhone 7 was the top-selling machine throughout the remaining quarter of the yr. It will not be that beautiful that iPhone 6s beat iPhone 7, with the newer fashions having solely launched in September and the months following, nevertheless what’s notable is Apple’s lots older iPhone 6s beating out all of Samsung’s flagship selections remaining yr too.

Samsung grabs 5 of the very best 10 positions starting with the Galaxy S7 Edge in fifth place behind the iPhone 6s Plus. In several phrases, Apple’s over a yr earlier iPhone 6s launched in September 2015 is outselling Samsung’s latest flagship S7 Edge, and that’s no matter that the S7 Edge, as IHS elements out, is outperforming the sooner period S6 models.

Apple as soon as extra has demonstrated that its new iPhones mix ample enhancements and new choices to drive product sales and keep worthwhile on the market. The company can have the ability to selling older models for an extended time-frame. For instance, the year-old iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have been every among the many many most-shipped fashions in 2016… Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 ranked fifth and ninth, respectively. Product sales of these two models have outperformed their speedy predecessors, S6 and S6 Edge:

As for rivals for Apple and Samsung, the third-largest producer Huawei isn’t even on the guidelines this time as Chinese language language producer OPPO grabs one spot with its Oppo A53 model. That machine grabbed seventh place and is competing steadily with Samsung when wanting model by model.